William S Room

[00:47] * Yanmei hadn't gotten much sleep, and it showed in the bags under her eyes. Still, the room was finally cleared up, with new sheets and curtains too. With those, it didn't look quite so much like Gina's room. -
[00:50] <Yanmei> She squinted at her watch a moment, before closing the door to the bedroom closet and stumbling off to the bathroom to splash her face and change into something more fitting for the upcoming occasion.
[00:53] <AdEvaGM> [A few minutes later, there was a polite knock at the door.]
[00:56] * Yanmei emerged, hastily buttoning up a blouse. She frowned a moment, tried to straighted her bangs with her fingers, and then made herself smile before throwing the door open. "Hello~?"
[00:57] <Yanmei> ^straighten
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[01:03] <AdEvaGM> [William was there with two suitcases alongside him- one in his right hand, which was short and narrow; the other was bulging and he was clearly having trouble. "H-Hi."]
[01:05] <Yanmei> "You're early," she remarked, but she was moving forward to take the suitcase from his left hand. "Here."
[01:09] <AdEvaGM> [It was definitely heavy. "Thanks! Sorry, I didn't realise…"]
[01:15] <Yanmei> "Don't worry, don't worry~" She led the way into the living room. "Take your time and look around? We can have coffee when you're settled."
[01:17] <AdEvaGM> ["Thank you." He walked in after her, dressed in a pale blue double-breasted coat with black trousers and matching turtleneck. He looked about. "I like your apartment, by the way."]
[01:19] <Yanmei> "Thanks. It's not just mine, though?" She glanced at him out of the corner of her eye, curiously. "Did her offer catch you by surprise?"
[01:21] <AdEvaGM> ["A little." Admitted William. "Say, would you be able to help me unpack, please?"]
[01:23] * Yanmei blinked. "Well, I don't mind… Your room is this way." she led the way again. "Bathroom is to your left. Those two doors over there lead to my bedroom and Marianne's."
[01:23] <AdEvaGM> ["Noted." He entered the room and paused.-
[01:23] <AdEvaGM> ["… My, this room is larger than I'm used to."]
[01:29] <Yanmei> "Yeah?" It was the same size as her own room, but maybe it was the big window that made it seem larger? They trod over a thick cream-colored rug as they entered - one that was spread across nearly the entire floor. A full-sized bed with brown and green sheets and a simple wooden desk waited for him. The latter had been scratched up some, as was the matching chair, and Yanmei nearly frowned, suddenly bothered by it. -
[01:32] <Yanmei> "It's not perfect, but, you'll let us know if there's any more stuff that you need, right?"
[01:33] <AdEvaGM> ["Everything is wonderful. Thank you very much." Said William happily. He placed the smart, short suitcase on the bed. "Ah…"]
[01:38] * Yanmei scrutinized him a moment, and then did the same with the large suitcase, albeit much less gracefully. She cleared her throat, trying to regain some dignity. "What sort of houses or apartments have you stayed in before?"
[01:40] <AdEvaGM> ["Not many. Mostly camps, or monastery dorms." He said. "… I hope the Colonel asked your permission before she foisted me upon you. I don't want to be a burden."]
[01:43] <Yanmei> "I don't think you have to worry about that," she chuckled. "Although I do wish she could've taken the day off for this. There are times when she's a little scarce around here, you see."
[01:44] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah. That's a shame."]
[01:46] <Yanmei> "It comes with the job."
[01:48] <AdEvaGM> ["I see." He said slowly. "Are you and the Colonel close?"]
[01:51] <Yanmei> "Well, she's my boss. But we've also been living together for a while, and she tried to look out for me. It'd be weird if we weren't close, right?"
[01:51] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes, of course." He said happily. "She seems fond of you, at any rate."]
[01:54] <Yanmei> "Hm, I guess so." She smiled quietly. "Did she say anything to you about me?"
[01:54] <AdEvaGM> ["She did."]
[01:55] <Yanmei> "Like what?" She straightened her shoulders.
[01:55] <AdEvaGM> ["That I was to respect you and follow your orders."]
[01:59] <Yanmei> "Eh? Is that all…?" Yanmei flashed a smile. "Nothing about my keen intellect or total charm~?"
[02:00] <AdEvaGM> [He smiled sheepishly. "Sorry."]
[02:01] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei huffed. "Weren't you going to unpack or something?"
[02:01] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, yes. About that. How do you feel about guns?"]
[02:03] <Yanmei> "That sounds like something I should be asking you. There are a few stashed around here."
[02:03] <AdEvaGM> ["Yours?"]
[02:06] <Yanmei> "Well, yes. You never can be too careful? Did you bring a few of your own?"
[02:12] <AdEvaGM> ["Well." He unclipped the front of the short suitcase and lifted it, allowing Yanmei to look.]
[02:13] * Yanmei did, rather curiously at that.
[02:16] <AdEvaGM> [Within the suitcase were three weapons. Against the top of the suitcase had been packed two revolvers with oversized cartridges and the familiar, square blocky shape of a bolt pistol. Spare boxes of bullets had been strapped in underneath the revolvers.-
[02:20] * ZackAFK is now known as Zack
[02:20] <AdEvaGM> [At the bottom of the suitcase was one of the largest shotguns Yanmei had ever seen, with an enlarged ammo chambers- again, clearly to hold bolt-sized rounds. Spare boxes of cartridges lined the area around it.-
[02:26] <AdEvaGM> [To the far left of the suitcase's bottom was a fashionable black foam area, in the shape of a revolver and six bullets. William reached into his coat and withdrew the weapon- a classic revolver- resembling a Smith and Wesson Model 29, albeit with a slightly enlarged chamber and ammo cylinder. The handle was black and shiny, and the metal of the barrel gleamed. He placed the new gun down
[02:26] <AdEvaGM> snugly into the foam outline.]
[02:29] <Yanmei> "Ehh? I haven't seen one like that before," she murmured, eyes on the revolver. "Actually, I have, but this one looks a little different."
[02:32] <AdEvaGM> ["It's custom-made." Said William happily. "It fires handmade bullets- Eliminators, they're called, they're a bit like a bolt round. Lethal at close range to anything not in Power Armour, and even then…"]
[02:35] <Yanmei> "Your guardians let you tote around weapons that can mess up someone in power armor?" Was that a hint of jealousy? Perhaps it was, somewhere behind the wide-eyed expression of wonder.
[02:39] <AdEvaGM> ["My guardians expected it, encouraged it. Would be disappointed if I weren't constantly armed, in fact, with such a weapon."]
[02:42] <Yanmei> "Then any combat you've faced was more intense than normal."
[02:44] <AdEvaGM> ["Not always, but the gun -is- unique, and they would rather I take the path of peace through superior firepower. One shot from any of these guns is enough to break the spirits of any street gang, and can probably kill a normal soldier. That said, I have had to tangle with Iron Guard occasionally."]
[02:46] <Yanmei> "No surprise. Those guys were apparently everywhere. You came out of it okay somehow?"
[02:46] <AdEvaGM> ["I did." He said happily.]
[02:49] <Yanmei> "You're surprisingly hardy, Weiss."
[02:49] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, thank you! I think."]
[00:17] <Yanmei> "We have a pretty decent firing range at HQ. You'll get full access to it, I'm betting, just like everyone else. Have you been in your Eva much yet? Outside of the simulation, I mean?"
[00:19] <AdEvaGM> [He shook his head. "Not really. I saw it once, from a distance. I've only ever really seen it from the simulation plug."]
[00:24] <Yanmei> "Really?" Yanmei blinked a few times. "Well, you're still pretty new. And the EVA itself was probably only just recently completed. Chances are the guys in charge'll want to activate it and put you inside to see what you can do ASAP?"
[00:25] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes, that makes sense. Although it should be just like the simulations, right?"]
[00:27] <Yanmei> "Um… that really depends on the EVA. Some of them are more complicated than others."
[00:27] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh?" He moved to his bulging suitcase.]
[00:28] <Yanmei> "Anomalies sometimes happen. Things that the simulator doesn't account for. Has anyone told you that they sometimes go berserk?"
[00:33] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes, I've been informed about that…"]
[00:38] * Yanmei nodded, glancing over his shoulder at the contents of the big suitcase. Just clothes? "And you'll need to learn how to control your EVA's AT Field properly. In real life, it's more complex, requires teamwork, and there are certain dangerous side effects."
[00:39] <AdEvaGM> ["Side effects?" Clothes, yes! But there was also a small metal box with fastened locks, and a series of long thin poster tubes.]
[00:45] <Yanmei> "Normal humans can't handle being exposed to really strong AT fields. This applies to contact with most Angelic AT-Fields, yeah, but we can be in danger from our own EVAs too?" She eyed the box curiously, but wasn't about to touch it. It wasn't hers after all. "How strong an AT Field you have depends on how well you can synchronize with your EVA. -
[00:47] <Yanmei> "If your synchronsation ratio is really high, then you'll be able to develop an incredibly strong AT Field it's a lot easier to make your EVA move at that point as well, but I digress… If you go past a certain threshold, you'll start to be overwhelmed."
[00:48] <AdEvaGM> ["Overwhelmed…?"]
[00:51] <Yanmei> "Like, it'll start to hurt you. You'll gradually lose whatever it is that keeps you together. De Pteres has more experience with this than I have, so he'd be able to describe it better. Blanc probably has too."
[00:52] <AdEvaGM> [William's eyes widened in a sort of muted shock. "Is… That so? That -is- a problem." He murmured quietly.]
[00:57] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei patted him lightly on the shoulder. "To be honest, you'll be in more danger from the Angels than anything? It's not a huge problem for most pilots. Have you met with our Technical Division yet? Probably not…"
[00:59] <AdEvaGM> ["Not really. One or two people."]
[01:05] <Yanmei> "Then they'll probably drag you in for some detailed talks and tests pretty soon." She opened a closet to hang up a few shirts that she had grabbed. One or two cardboard boxed were pushed against the corner of it. Because it was a small closet, however, it was definitely more noticable than she'd hoped. "Sorry for the space issues in here. The previous occupant of this room left a few things behind. It's just temporary, though?"
[01:07] <AdEvaGM> ["That's not a problem." He said happily. "Say, do you happen to have some thumbtacks or something I can use to stick my posters on the wall?"]
[01:07] <Yanmei> "Hm. Check the desk drawer for office supplies."
[01:09] <AdEvaGM> ["Right!" He walked over to the old scratched desk and began pulling out recalcitrant drawers with a bit of force. "Can you take my posters out for me?"]
[01:11] * Yanmei obliged, picking up one of the tubes from his suitcase and pulling out whatever was inside of it.
[01:20] <AdEvaGM> [The content within was a poster, about four feet high. It was thick and glossy; as Yanmei smoothed it out, the poster would reveal a dark blue field, laden with huge twinkly cartoon stars framing an oversized moon, which shone like a floodlight down upon a girl with long blue hair, princess curls framing a stereotypically heart-shaped face with bright pink lips and come-hither green eyes;
[01:20] <AdEvaGM> she wore a low cut light blue dress, that was nevertheless frilly with white lace edges and pink ribbons tied around her hair and curling down her arms; the dress itself barely fell to halfway down her thighs. White stockings, edged with lace and criss-crossed with pink flower embroidery, covered the rest of her legs down to a pair of flashy blue high heels. She held a microphone in one
[01:20] <AdEvaGM> hand. The writing that dominated the bottom of the poster was in colourful Japanese.]
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[01:30] * Yanmei stared. A handful of seconds passed as she struggled against what came naturally to her… but the giggling, at least, was something she couldn't hold back. "Oh… oh man… Who's this?"
[01:47] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah?" He turned. "Oh! That's ~Lune La Pucelle~" His entire tone changed, and suddenly it reminded Yanmei a little of herself whenever she was discussing Lizzie… Or Isaiah. "One of the most successful idols in Japan today! Isn't she gorgeous? Her mother's French, so all of her songs are half Japanese, half French~~~"]
[01:49] <Yanmei> "She sure is… frilly." Yanmei tried to stem her giggles by coughing. No such luck…
[01:50] <AdEvaGM> ["What's so funny…?"]
[01:52] <Yanmei> "You sound so amorous~ It's adorable~~"
[01:53] <AdEvaGM> ["A-Amorous?!" He blushed hotly, covering his cheeks. "I-I do not!"]
[01:53] * Zack is now known as ZackAFK
[01:54] <Yanmei> "You do so! You love her~~"
[01:54] <AdEvaGM> ["No!" he shook his head furiously. "I-It's entirely platonic-!"]
[01:56] <Yanmei> "Suuuure it is." Yanmei smirked, reaching for another tube. "I bet these are all posters of her~"
[01:56] <AdEvaGM> ["N-Not all of them…"]
[02:01] <Yanmei> "Hehehe. Should I give you some ~privacy~ as you hang them in place~? It must be a totally serious procedure~"
[02:02] <AdEvaGM> ["T-That won't- what are you implying?!"]
[02:04] <Yanmei> "Oh nothing~" Yanmei snickered again. "Honestly, this is kind of surprising? I didn't think priests liked this stuff."
[02:04] <AdEvaGM> ["I-I'm not a priest." He muttered.]
[02:05] <Yanmei> "But you were raised by them, right?"
[02:05] <AdEvaGM> ["W-Well, yes…"]
[02:06] <Yanmei> "So there you go." Yanmei nodded firmly.
[02:07] * ZackAFK is now known as Zack
[02:08] <AdEvaGM> ["But that doesn't make me a priest, you know… I-I don't have any vows or anything." He said, still clearly embarrassed. "T-The colonel said you'd be too mature to laugh, but…"]
[02:10] <Yanmei> "I am too mature! I mean…" Damn it! There was no taking it back, was there? She tried anyway. "Collecting posters of frilly idols is a fine hobby, Mr. Weiss-Xylander."
[02:10] <AdEvaGM> ["They're not -all- frilly."]
[02:11] <Yanmei> "Then posters of idols in general, then. Did you find the tacks you were looking for?"
[02:12] <AdEvaGM> ["I-I did, but I might put them up later." He murmured.]
[02:13] <Yanmei> "Hmm." Maybe it was time for a peace offering? "How about some coffee?"
[02:13] <AdEvaGM> ["I wouldn't mind some coffee, thank you very much."]
[02:15] <Yanmei> "Let's go to the kitchen, then." Yanmei dusted off her hands. "Cream and sugar?"
[02:17] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, yes please."]
[02:24] <Yanmei> So Yanmei fixed them both a cup, quickly running over where the dishes and pots and pans were stored for William's sake. Finally, she handed him a mug with a NERV logo and a name on it. The latter had been mostly crossed out with indelible marker. Whosever it was, it started with E. and ended with -iel.
[02:27] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, thank you very much." He eyed the marker critically.]
[02:29] <Yanmei> "So! You've done a lot of travelling, right?" Yanmei took her own cup and found a seat. "What was it like? Were you happy doing it?"
[02:31] <AdEvaGM> ["I wouldn't specifically say it was 'happy', but it was very satisfying in its own right. I saw a lot of people in many different circumstances- it was very enlightening, seeing how people live. Especially those in desperate situations."]
[02:32] <Yanmei> "Oh?" She took a slow sip.
[02:35] <AdEvaGM> ["When times are at their worst, when sometimes you would expect people to turn into animals and rip each other apart… In many cases, they just pull together harder and try their best to weather it. It was a very… Practical lesson, you could say."]
[02:39] <Yanmei> "Huh. Sounds like you've seen both the best and the worst of people, then."
[02:40] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes, that's one way of putting it." He said, chuckling, taking a sip of coffee. "The coffee's very good, by the way."]
[02:42] <Yanmei> "Thanks. It's some sort of hazelnut blend. Ah, that reminds me. We should sort out chores later, when we get the chance."
[02:43] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh! Yes. That reminds me- I should tell you of my schedule."]
[02:43] <Yanmei> "Ah?"
[02:46] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes. I wake up at six o'clock every day- on week days, I will train from seven to eight, and on sundays I will attend church, and probably return home around midday. Saturdays are a free day. Ah…"]
[02:48] <Yanmei> "By train, do you mean with firearms only? I try to go jogging before school if I go. You're welcomed to join me?"
[02:49] <AdEvaGM> ["Weights, running, firearm practice…" He blinked. "Oh, you go jogging? I wouldn't mind, but… That is, I don't want to embarrass you or make you uncomfortable. I typically train without a shirt, and I'm unsure how you feel about that."]
[02:52] <Yanmei> "Eh? You know, it might get a little cold for that…"
[02:52] <AdEvaGM> ["Any colder than it was in Germany?"]
[02:56] <Yanmei> "Probably not." She looked a little amazed. "Like I said before? You're a hardy guy."
[02:57] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, it's taken effort." He smiled.]
[02:58] <Yanmei> "I see." Yanmei finished the last of her coffee and put her mug aside with a satisfied sigh. "When you're done, we should finish unpacking together, okay?"
[02:59] <AdEvaGM> ["Alright! Then maybe you can tell me about some of your own hobbies."]
[03:01] <Yanmei> "Naturally~ It'd be rude to ask a bunch of questions without giving up some answers of my own. It's only fair."
[03:02] <AdEvaGM> [He nodded, then finished his coffee off. "Alright. Let's get to it!"]

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